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Print Services

Print Production

Our Production Coordinator is available to assist you in scheduling your print job. Graphic communication is technical and requires planning. Because of the vast options available in software and technique, creating without first consulting with your printer can often lead to expensive delays.

Preparing Your Project

  • Contact us before you start your project.
  • Ask questions regarding your project.
  • Discuss timeline of project.
  • Be aware of the College graphic standards and style guide https://gustavus.edu/marketing/
  • Take great care in proofing your project, last minute changes, deletions and corrections can be costly.

Turn Around Time

Because of the uniqueness of each request, turn-around time must be figured on a per job basis. We make every effort to work within your timeline. He printing process may be complex and time consuming so planning is imperative. If you have projects in mind with definite deadlines, please be sure to contact us at printservices@gustavus.edu or 507-933-6272 in advance so we may enter your job on the production schedule.

Job Requests

When submitting a job request to Print Services, a job request form is required. The forms are available online or at our front counter. Each request must be filled out completely and the project attached and sent to printservices@gustavus.edu or placed in the "In Basket" on the front counter. Please pay special attention when completing the form for date needed, type and color of paper, and any special instructions. This will assist our staff in the completion of your request accurately and on time.

Printing/Copying Tips

The master document is extremely important when submitting a job request. The prefered format is a PDF. If you are submitting a paper document for reproduction, please view the document checklist before you submit a job request.

  • Clean copy
  • Black ink on white paper reproduces the best
  • Undamaged originals
  • Remove staples and paperclips
  • Avoid blue ink or very light screens or tints
  • Avoid colored paper for originals
  • If signature is needed, use black ink
  • First-generation copy reproduces best
  • Avoid large areas of black near edges
  • Be aware of copyright laws

Bindery/Finishing

Our bindery department offers many types of finishing techniques. Some of these techniques include:

  • Folding
  • Perforating
  • Scoring
  • 3-Hole Punching
  • Collating
  • Stitching
  • Cutting
  • Plastic Comb Binding
  • Plastic Coil Binding
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Padding